Volk­swa­gen

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Pre­sent­ing so­lu­tions for mo­bil­ity, Volk­swa­gen dis­played a Cargo e-Bike, a three-wheel cargo ped­elec for last mile trans­porta­tion that can carry up to 210 kg (in­clud­ing the driver) with a cargo vol­ume of one and a half cu­bic me­tre. The e-Bike is pow­ered by a 250-watt mid-mounted mo­tor with an au­to­matic gear­box. It has a small turn­ing cir­cle and in­no­va­tive tilt-com­pen­sat­ing tech­nol­ogy which al­ways keeps the load plat­form hor­i­zon­tal. The ABT e-Caddy and the ABT e-Trans­porter are so­lu­tions that are aimed at ur­ban trans­porta­tion. They fol­low e-Crafter retro­fit so­lu­tions that have been pre­pared for small vans and city de­liv­ery ve­hi­cles. The I.D. Buzz Cargo con­cept van lever­ages IoT, and has on board an ‘elec­tri­fied’ shelv­ing sys­tem that was de­vel­oped for ser­vice in­stall­ers and main­te­nance tech­ni­cians to of­fer con­nec­tiv­ity with a func­tional con­trol unit for the user. The Crafter HyMo­tion con­cept van Volk­swa­gen dis­played is based on the e-Crafter. It is an elec­tri­cally pow­ered 3.5-tonne van , and pow­ered by a fuel cell. Its 4.2-kg hy­dro­gen tank (mod­u­lar de­sign) en­ables a to­tal range of 350 km. An­other ver­sion of the ve­hi­cle is also avail­able, al­beit with larger tanks for driv­ing ranges of up to 500 km.

TRATON AG, formerly known as Volk­swa­gen Truck & Bus AG, pre­sented in­no­va­tive drive and bat­tery tech­nolo­gies for elec­tric com­mer­cial ve­hi­cles, as well as a new mod­u­lar con­fig­u­ra­tion for vir­tu­ally all plat­forms. The e-De­liv­ery truck con­cept the com­pany show­cased has a range of up to 200 kms, and em­ploys lithium-ion-nickel-man­ganese-cobalt cell (NMC) bat­tery banks. Hav­ing a quick-charg­ing mode which reaches 30 per cent ca­pac­ity in 15 min­utes and 100 per cent in three hours, the e-De­liv­ery, thanks to the new pow­er­train, achieves an out­put of up to 260 kW with a max­i­mum torque of 2150 Nm. Di­vided into three parts, a front mod­ule with the cabin and ad­di­tional func­tions, a mid­dle mod­ule with the bat­ter­ies, and the rear mod­ule with the pow­er­train, the e-De­liv­ery truck con­cept makes flex­i­ble assem­bly pos­si­ble and pro­vides more space for bat­ter­ies. En­gi­neered such that the var­i­ous com­po­nents and de­signs can be eas­ily com­bined for other elec­tric ve­hi­cles as well, the e-De­liv­ery truck con­cept is equipped with pneu­matic sus­pen­sion and a smart pay­load read­ing sys­tem, which syn­chro­nizes the load and elec­tric­ity con­sump­tion in the eco-drive mode. The brak­ing sys­tem has three re­gen­er­a­tion stages, and en­ables the cap­ture of up to 30 per cent of power dur­ing brak­ing.

The Volk­swa­gen Cam­in­hões e Ônibus show­cased a Volks­bus e-Flex con­cept with flex­i­ble ar­chi­tec­ture for elec­tri­fi­ca­tion. The con­cept bus is en­gi­neered to work as a bat­tery elec­tric; as a hy­brid elec­tric; as a plug-in hy­brid, and as a range ex­tended elec­tric. Of­fer­ing the same per­for­mance, re­gard­less of how the bat­ter­ies are charged, the e-Flex con­cept has a gen­er­a­tor driven by a Volk­swa­gen 1.4 TSI Flex en­gine. The gen­er­a­tor and en­gine set starts au­to­mat­i­cally by means of in­tel­li­gent ve­hi­cle elec­tron­ics as soon as the pre-pro­grammed bat­tery charg­ing level is de­tected. The e-Flex tech­nol­ogy re­duces the need for charg­ing in­fra­struc­ture, which will ac­cel­er­ate the ac­cep­tance of elec­tric ve­hi­cles.

En­ter­ing into a strate­gic part­ner­ship with TRATON AG, Hino dis­played the Pon­cho EV, a small elec­tric low-floor bus. Mea­sur­ing seven-me­ter, the Pon­cho EV is equipped with a 30 kWh bat­tery pack. With three ex­am­ples in cir­cu­la­tion (two in Tokyo and one in Ishikawa) as of now, the small elec­tric lowfloor bus has cov­ered close to 400,000 kms over the last six years.

The e-De­liv­ery truck con­cept has a range of up to 200 kms.

The I.D. Buzz Cargo con­cept van lever­ages IoT and has on­board an ‘elec­tri­fied’ shelv­ing sys­tem for ser­vice in­stall­ers and main­te­nance tech­ni­cians.

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